takere1, n. Bottom, bed (of sea or chest), keel.

Te takere o te moana,
the bottom of the ocean;

takere o te va‘arua,
the bottom of the pit;

taua va‘arua takere kore ra,
the bottomless pit (Rev. 9.11);

Kua māonga-onga te takere o te vaka.
The keel of the canoe has got scraped. Takere ‘uti, moveable centreboard.

‘E takere ‘uti tō te reira vaka.
That canoe has been fitted with a centreboard.
[Pn. *takele.]

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